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Town, lying in the foot of Trikuta Mountains, 48 kms. from
Jammu, serves as the base camp for visiting the famous shrine of
Shri Mata Vaishno Devi, which is approachable on foot along a 13
kms long well laid footpath. Every year, more than 4.5 million
pilgrims pass through Katra on their way to the holy shrine. The
cave shrine of Mata Vasihnodeviji or Trikuta Bhagwati (alt:
5,200 ft.) has been a beacon of faith and fulfilment to millions
of devotees from all over the world. The pilgrimage to the
Shrine holds great significance for the pilgrims.
Legend of Mata Vaishnodeviji:
Everyday of the year
throngs of people surge up the steep pathways that cut across
the Trikuta hillsides for mile after mile. This show of faith is
finely interwoven with the cultural strands of the Indian
subcontinent, and these pathways have been trod on for many
centuries now. Popular belief holds that anybody who walks the
Himalayan trail to the goddesses's abode to ask for a boon
rarely goes back disappointed. Whatever be it, a new enterprise
or a forthcoming examination, marriage or birth, the devout look
up to the Mata For blessings and guidance. There are many who
journey year after year to pay obeisance regardless of their
faith or belief, creed or class, caste or religion.
Delhi - Jammu - Katra (48kms/1.5hr)
Arr. Jammu Airport/Railway
Stn., transfer to Katra. Check in Hotel. Overnight stay.
Day 02: Katra - Vaishno Devi - Katra
Early morning 14kms start from here to Vaishnodevi. After Darshan, trek down to Katra. Overnight stay.
Katra - Jammu - Delhi
Morning visit Local Sight Seeing & Temples. Later, Transfer to
Airport/Railway Stn. Dep. to Delhi.